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Rare Variety & Colour BS – News Feb 2012

Rare Variety & Colour BS Annual Members Show / Seminar / AGM to be held on 20th May 2012.

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Results – Budgerigar Society Club Show 2011

Results of the 2011 Budgerigar Society World Championship Show

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GSB Q & A – Part 3 – Fanciers

There is little doubt that in modern times Jo Mannes has led the hobby in Europe as a skilled breeder and is totally focused on his work.

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GSB Q & A – Part 2 – Breeding

The great difficulty in budgerigar breeding is starting them. Think about March as a month. For all my years, breeders have said it is better to start in March. It is of course the increase in light that makes it easier.

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Pairing Up Techniques

Techniques that experienced fanciers associate with the introduction of the individual partners to one another

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Through the Bars – without Flash

Following the 2010 BS Club Show, we received an e-mail from Terry Tuxford which related to the Budgerigar Society’s earlier decision not to allow the general public to take photographs with flash.

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Budgerigar Photography – Heads or Tails?

Anyone can breed a body, whether big or small, but it is the detail in the head and top end that is essential to be pictured in all photographs.

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BS Club Show 2010 – People

A collection of photographs taken by Gerald Binks of attendees at the recent 2010 BS Club Show.

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BS Club Show 2010 – Report

Les Martin ensured that his name be added to that long list in the Hall of Fame for winning the supreme award at this show when his Grey Green cock was initially judged Best Any Age in Show and went a step further by beating the young bird for the Supreme Best in Show.

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No Danger When the Chips are Down

Gold Chip sawdust is supplied to laboratories – where it has to be ultra clean and sterile when medical testing is in process. Added to that, it is great for us fanciers because it does not scatter as the birds fly – and furthermore, it goes further than many other baled varieties and is far easier to lift each bag.

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Sawdust – and the Possible Dangers for Budgerigars

This may seem like a trifling subject to some – but it is so important. In my case, it has been a cause of concern as I have lost a few 100% fit adults – found dead on the breeding cage floor for no reason at all that I could fathom.

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Attack, Attack, Attack

There are a few breeders who have woken up that they have to attack quality now or give up. That is why I have attacked that myself and built up a great depth of quality so that breeders know they have a good chance of getting something to improve what they have at home. There are few aviaries around with the quality depth – perhaps only 10 in total in the UK.

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